Specialist IT Sourcing (VPSG4)

Job posted: 04/06/2024
Applications close: 17/06/2024 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full Time - Fixed Term

Organisation: Department of Transport and Planning

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Procurement

Reference: 4224

Reference: 4224

Occupation: Procurement

Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

About the Role


Full Time - Fixed Term until 30/6/2026

The Specialist IT Sourcing position is responsible to provide support and advice for procurement of IT products and services across the DTP while ensuring appropriate procurement approaches are in place including probity requirements and financial authorisations as set out in the DTP procurement policy and the Victorian Government Purchasing Board (VGPB) guidelines.


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We are seeking a knowledgeable and skilled Specialist IT Sourcing professional who can navigate the intricacies of DTP and government procurement guidelines, including VGPB Panels. The ideal candidate will excel in planning and executing sourcing initiatives while effectively managing competing priorities and collaborating with stakeholders throughout the procurement lifecycle. Strong negotiation skills are crucial to achieving successful sourcing outcomes while aligning with customer needs and broader guidelines. The ability to drive continuous improvement and enhance the value proposition for DTP through market engagement is essential. The role requires independent judgment, policy development, and decision-making within project scope. Additionally, the candidate should possess personal attributes of teamwork, adaptability, and the ability to collaborate across teams.

Position Outcomes / Accountabilities 


•    Exercise professional independent judgment to provide sound sourcing advice for IT initiatives while ensuring alignment with relevant procurement policies, probity requirements, authorisations and guidelines as set out in the DTP procurement policy and the VGPB guidelines.
•    Apply competence in procurement and proven ability to plan and execute multiple initiatives from start through to the contract award efficiently in accordance with VGPB and DTP procurement policies and proactively manage end to end sourcing outcomes.
•    Negotiate with and influence stakeholders to gather and understand client IT sourcing requirements, raise awareness of procurement processes, ensure compliance with relevant policies and practices to improve overall outcomes. •    Apply competence to manage IT and other DTP business areas to procure IT goods and service through Whole of Victorian Government supply panels and State Purchase Contracts.
•    Contribute to the development of and changes to policies and procedures relating to IT sourcing ensuring clear guidelines are in place for procurement of IT goods and services.
•    Develop relationships to effectively negotiate with and influence key stakeholders to improve understanding and awareness of the value provided by IT sourcing function and ensure agile delivery of outcomes in line with customer's expectations.
•    Provide effective leadership, people management and support to the team members while ensuing staff are engaged with high levels of cohesion and commitment and are delivering on the services required.
•    Promote and support safe, inclusive, and flexible team operations.


Qualifications and Experience

 • Tertiary qualification relevant to the capabilities of the role.


•    Extensive relevant experience within large and functionally complex organisations especially in IT sourcing and market engagement disciplines. 
•    Understanding or have knowledge of the DTP and/or Victorian Government Purchasing Board Policy and Guidelines.
•    Experience in the development and implementation of procurement policy frameworks.

What we offer

•    Meaningful work making Victorian communities more accessible and liveable 
•    Professional growth and development opportunities across the department and the wider Victorian Public Services •    A hybrid working model focused on collaboration and teamwork
•    Optimal work-life balance initiatives including flexible working arrangements
•    Opportunity to work across multiple urban and suburban hubs
•    We prioritise the development of a safe and inclusive culture


Culture Value

We are an equal opportunity employer, embracing a diverse range of applicants such as veterans, and people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA community members, individuals with disabilities and/or health conditions, as well as those from varied faith and cultural backgrounds. At our department, we prioritize the development of a safe, inclusive, and high-performance culture through shared actions and behaviours that align with our strategy and direction. This empowers our employees to effectively contribute to our goals.


How to Apply


DTP Employees or DTP Affiliates with VicGov People Login

To apply, click here to log in and start the application process.


Non-DTP Employees (Including VPS outside of DTP)

Create an account by clicking the ‘Apply’ button and follow the prompts. For help, click here for Quick Reference Guide.


Applications close at 9 PM on Monday, 17th of June 2024.

Please include a resume and cover letter. All applications must be submitted through the online portal. We’re unable to consider email or manual applications.


For more information, contact David Nguyen, Senior Specialist IT Sourcing via david.nguyen@roads.vic.gov.au. Preferred applicants will need to complete a police check and other pre-employment checks. Your information will be treated confidentially.

Specialist IT Sourcing (VPSG4)

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Full Time - Fixed Term

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david.nguyen@roads.vic.gov.au - Senior Specialist IT Sourcing David Nguyen - david.nguyen@roads.vic.gov.au

Specialist IT Sourcing (VPSG4)